Problem: Balance this nuclear reaction by supplying the missing nucleus. 249/98 Cf+ + _____ → 263/108 Sg + 4 1/0 n

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We’re being asked to complete the nuclide symbols for the particles that are required to balance the following nuclear reaction:

Cf98249 +?  Sg108263 + 4 n01


Heavy (large atomic mass) elements undergo radioactive reactions  (nuclear reactions) in order to increase the stability of their nuclei. 

Nuclear fusion is a nuclear reaction in which two or more atomic nuclei combine to form one or more larger atomic nuclei and subatomic particles.


The element in the reaction can be represented as:

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Balance this nuclear reaction by supplying the missing nucleus. 

249/98 Cf+ + _____ → 263/108 Sg + 4 1/0 n